A Letter from the President
The east side of Baltimore County is an exciting place to do business! Our Chamber is dedicated to working with our members – small and large – to develop and support a vibrant business climate. We’re all about serving our members and promoting our businesses.
With Route 43 providing a link across the major arteries of our area, we are located strategically to embrace the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) growth opportunities with new business parks, new housing developments, new schools and new plans to truly make our area the gateway to the Chesapeake Bay. Recognizing these opportunities and our membership growth in nearby communities, we have adopted a new trade name, “Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce.” Our commitment to our Essex, Middle River and White Marsh members is not diminished at all, and the Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce remains our official corporate name. We now have the best of both worlds!
Our Chamber works for you. Our Legislative Committee keeps an eye on issues before the Maryland General Assembly that affect our businesses and communicates with our elected representatives. We sponsor several events each year to offer our members opportunities to meet their officials face-to-face to talk about what matters most to them.
Our Workforce Development Committee supports the education of our next generation of workers and sponsors an annual principal’s breakfast and a major teacher awards event. They also oversee our annual holiday effort to help needy families.
Our Events Committee has its finger on the pulse of business issues and plans meetings and events designed to bring expertise and build relationships that benefit members.
Our Marketing Committee spreads the news about how our Chamber can work for you. Our website, www.emrchamber.org, promotes our members and serves their needs to find workers and connect to other businesses in our area.
Our Membership Committee members are just the folks you want to talk to, if you aren’t already part of our Chamber! And if you are a member, share this with a friend or colleague that would benefit from joining us.
Our Salute to Hometown Heroes dinner honors police, firefighters, National Guard and medical personnel throughout our area, showing our appreciation for their daily dedication and sacrifice. Our new Business Hall of Fame dinner celebrates the achievements of our members.
I encourage you to get involved in your area Chamber and your community. We can do even more together! Take it from me, it isn’t just volunteering, it’s an investment in your future.
President, Chesapeake Gateway Chamber